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Workshops and training for researchers

 Attendance at MRE sessions counts towards Postgraduate Researcher training hours.  Add details to your eProg record following our MRE_eProg_guide.pdf.

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Shut up and write. Online

Shut Up and Write is an event for researchers to come together for a fixed amount of time and write. The aim is not to put pressure on you to be productive, rather, to help you carve out some dedicated time to write and to present a chance to connect with other researchers. It is a great way make progress on those thesis chapters, journal articles, or grant applications.

Whilst two hours doesn't sound like much, it is amazing what you can get done if you really focus. There will be short, scheduled breaks in between writing sessions of 35 minutes, to help keep you motivated and on-task. During the breaks there will also be time to reflect on some of the challenges we are facing as a research community and how we might support one another.

How to book on

This event will take place on the online video conferencing app Zoom.us. Booking onto the event is essential to receive the link and passcode to join.

Zoom guidance and support

All University of Manchester students and staff should register at Zoom.us using their University of Manchester email address, only authenticated users can join this event. Help and support with using Zoom is provided by Media Services. Updates are posted to the Media Services website, and you can contact the team by emailing mediaservices@manchester.ac.uk.

Further support

Can't make this session? Talk to us online via Library Chat now, or send us an email: uml.teachingandlearning@manchester.ac.uk.

We are running this event more than once on the following dates and times:

Tue 28 Sep 2021, 11:00 - 13:00 BST (GMT+1)StudentsStaffSpacesFind out more
Thu 28 Oct 2021, 10:00 - 12:00 BST (GMT+1)StudentsStaffSpacesFind out more

Introduction to Research Data Management Part One

Researchers collect, receive and manage research data in many forms. Managing your data can be complex, but a little planning at the beginning can save you time, raise your research profile and help you work more effectively. This session aims to provide you with confidence in data and information management and introduce you to resources and services to help with Research Data Management.

How to book on

This event will take place on the online video conferencing app Zoom.us. Booking onto the event is essential to receive the link and passcode to join.

Further support

Can't make this session? Talk to us online via Library Chat now, or send us an email: uml.teachingandlearning@manchester.ac.uk.

Zoom guidance and support

All University of Manchester students and staff should register at Zoom.us using their University of Manchester email address, only authenticated users can join this event. Help and support with using Zoom is provided by Media Services. Updates are posted to the Media Services website, and you can contact the team by emailing mediaservices@manchester.ac.uk.

We are running this event more than once on the following dates and times:

Tue 5 Oct 2021, 10:00 - 11:00 BST (GMT+1)StudentsStaffSpacesFind out more
Tue 2 Nov 2021, 15:00 - 16:00 GMTStudentsStaffSpacesFind out more

Writing your Data Management Plan - a QA Session

Tue 12 Oct 2021, 10:00 - 11:00 BST (GMT+1)

This session will take place on the online video conferencing app Zoom. Please sign up and download the app for free via this

link:

https://zoom.us/

We will send you the Zoom link for the workshop a day before the workshop is to take place, booking onto this workshop is essential.

Are you starting to write your Data Management Plan but have questions? Then this hour long session is for you. Here is the format:

* Introduction and a brief overview of the Data Management Plan, including why each section is important

* 20 min question and answer session - ask any DMP related questions on your mind

* 10 min break - we would encourage this time to be spent looking at your DMP to see if you can apply what youve learnt

* 10 min for any further questions and session wrap up

If this sounds like something that would be useful to you, book onto a session today and start getting your questions ready.

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Shut up and write. On-campus

Wed 13 Oct 2021, 14:00 - 16:00 BST (GMT+1)

Shut Up and Write is an event in which researchers come together for a fixed amount of time and write. During this time there is no talking, no internet, no reading just writing. It is a great way to carve out dedicated writing time and make progress on those thesis chapters, journal articles, or grant applications.

Whilst two hours doesn't sound like much, it is amazing what you can get done if you really focus. There will be short, scheduled breaks in between writing sessions of 35 minutes, to help keep you motivated and on-task. During the breaks there will also be time to reflect on some of the challenges we are facing as a research community and how we might support one another.

Booking on

This workshop will take place on-campus.

Due to popularity, booking onto the event is essential to ensure a place.

Further support

Talk to us online via Library Chat now. You can email us for us advice and to book one-to-ones: uml.teachingandlearning@manchester.ac.uk

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7 steps to raising your research profile

Thu 14 Oct 2021, 10:00 - 11:00 BST (GMT+1)

This workshop will help you to raise your research profile by getting noticed promoting yourself and your research online. We will explore useful strategies for managing your online research presence by considering the following questions:

  • Which online tools and platforms are the most useful to me?
  • How can I find the time to use social media tools to promote my research?
  • How can I maximise access to my research?
  • How do I know if my online presence strategies are effective?

This session will take place on the online video conferencing app Zoom. Booking onto the session is essential in order to receive the link to join.

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Enhance your Public Speaking Skills using Improvisation Techniques

Fri 15 Oct 2021, 11:00 - 12:15 BST (GMT+1)

In this fully interactive workshop you will learn a range of improvisation techniques that will improve your confidence about public speaking and informal networking.

Improvisation is a form of unscripted theatre that relies on heightened communication and creativity. Aside from performance, it can be also be used to promote teamwork, enhance presentation skills and ease social anxiety. We will focus on the application of improvisation for improving public speaking skills and will provide you with practical exercises to help you build confidence in communicating with a variety of audiences.

Learn to be more present, feel confident speaking in any setting and embrace failure.

This session will take place on the online video conferencing app Zoom.

Booking onto the session is essential in order to receive the link to join.

All University of Manchester students and staff should register at Zoom.us using their University of Manchester email address, only authenticated users can join this event. Help and support with using Zoom is provided by Media Services. Updates are posted to the Media Services website, and you can contact the team by emailing mediaservices@manchester.ac.uk.

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Overview of reference management tools

Tue 19 Oct 2021, 11:00 - 12:30 BST (GMT+1)

Getting organised: guidance for using reference management tools.

Keeping track of published research, referencing other research outputs in your own writing and identifying new opportunities for collaboration can be time-consuming processes.

In this session we will help you to be well-organised and efficient, showing you how reference management software can help store, organise and annotate references and create accurate citations and bibliographies in thousands of different referencing styles.

Web-based packages also enable you to build academic social networks to share and discuss research publications, identify researchers working in your field and crowd-source the latest publications in your research area.

This workshop will introduce you to using reference management tools and the support provided by The University of Manchester Library.

This session will take place on the online video conferencing app Zoom. Booking onto the session is essential in order to receive the link to join.

All University of Manchester students and staff should register at Zoom.us using their University of Manchester email address, only authenticated users can join this event. Help and support with using Zoom is provided by Media Services. Updates are posted to the Media Services website, and you can contact the team by emailing mediaservices@manchester.ac.uk.

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Increasing your chances of publication with De Gruyter (Online)

Tue 26 Oct 2021, 11:00 - 12:00 BST (GMT+1)

This session will help you understand the publishing process and develop strategies to increase your chances of acceptance for publication with De Gruyter, a publisher of over 340 journals in the humanities, social sciences and STEMM, by considering:

Which journals are a good fit for the article?

The importance of following individual journal guidelines for article submission

What are the really important aspects to focus on when preparing the article for submission?

Insider tips

How your article can be published Open Access ?

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Open Access in five simple steps

Wed 27 Oct 2021, 14:00 - 15:00 BST (GMT+1)

Open Access (OA) is an essential consideration for all Manchester researchers and PGRs. This bitesize workshop will explain OA and why you should be thinking about openness when undertaking and seeking to publish your research.

This workshop will provide you with the following:

  • Understanding of the benefits of OA for you as an individual researcher, and for the wider world.
  • Awareness of the different ways of publishing OA research.
  • Ability to choose the most appropriate OA method for your work.
  • Knowing how to ensure compliance with institutional and funder OA requirements.
  • Understanding how the Library's Scholarly Communication team can help you.

This session will take place On-Campus.

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